Do you want to know the fashion trends of this year’s autumn/winter season?
The days are getting shorter, the temperatures are dropping. Autumn is almost here and changes our way of life on a more quiet and contemplative time. Finally you can snuggle up again in long coats, get the scarf and the hat out of the closet and put on thick boots. But what is really in trend in autumn/winter 16/17?
I’ll show you a few of the most important fashion trends for this season, which guarantee that you can’t go wrong with it.
1.) Masculine vs Feminine Tug of War
Possibly the biggest trend of the fall and winter seasons of 2016/17 is the use of masculine to accentuate certain aspects of femininity. Some Designer appear with some masculine designs, including the chunky boots and sweater over pinstripe suit combination, or come with a gorgeous plaid check blazer and brown comfort fit pants paired with a shirt and tie ensemble.
2.) Lots and Lots of Layers
We always manage to look good in fall and winter, but lately there was a problem with keeping us warm. Since we want to wear transparent looks in wintertime, it only makes sense to wear something underneath as well.
The layers are quite extrem and sometimes even absurd, throwing a transparent lace dress over a bandeau top and masculine pants, a lace turtleneck appearing under the velvet brocade. It seems if some different looks have been thrown together, worn one on top of the others, and presented as the latest trend.
3.) Lots of Velvet
It´s really nice to see so much velvet , with so many intriguing designs on it, from prints to embroideries to the simple cuts of it all. It is an expressive texture, soft to the touch and gorgeous to view, with a slight shimmer to it and the ability to keep you much warmer against the elements.
The use of fall 2016 of velvet is especially for dresses, skirts and suits, the luxurious material is used in many collections and shown in the form of stand-alone looks or combinations with lace or with a lot of layers, which is one of the main trends this year. There is so much velvet seen throughout that we can easily dub this the material of the year!
4.) Super Long Coats
I also saw really long coats. The fashion trends are calf-length cardigans, long-west, long coats (military cuts). Everything really cozy and big.
The great thing about this is that the different length garments are perfect to use for layering and to keep us warm against the cold.
5.) Military Style
The emphasis on military designs has been seen often in the past, although this fashion trend seems to dissolve a bit in autumn 2016, but we still discover some coats in khaki colors.
When it comes to military fashion, there is also the navy to consider, and that means those nautical overcoats certainly come in handy. The calf- and ankle-length pieces are definitely something you might want to invest for the colder seasons. A lot of designer brought in the navy overcoats.
6.) Frills & Ruffles Aplenty
Playfull ruffles adding accents to the sleeves and collars and across the center of the chest. Enjoying the frills and ruffles on simple knit sweaters, dresses, blouses and even pants (! Balmain). The Ruffels awarded in many collections a romantic twist. Lucky one…to whom suits!!! To me doesn’t fit…unfortunately.
7.) Everything Extra-Long Sleeves
Sleeves in XXL length appeared from New York to Paris in many collections of sweaters, jackets and coats. Not only super casual looks, but also with turtlenecks, intriguing blazers, fantastic dresses and so much more. Without the overlong sleeve is nothing in autumn and winter. The extra long sleeves have a clear advantage in winter: gloves are unnecessary.
8.) Lingerie by Day
While we are seeing sleepwear as outerwear quite a bit, there is the smaller trend of noticing the existence of lingerie outside. Seeing the exposure of everything from bralettes to corsets and negligee inspirations. This style have that sexy edge that allows for the conversion by day. We will see bralettes appear over dresses with nude qualifications and incognito belts. There are many designers opting for this style.
9.) Oversized Clothing
Oversized clothing has kept its strong position among the best fashion trends for many seasons already and it doesn’t want to slow down any sooner. The fall 2016 fashion trends bring in an array of oversized clothing, be that loose pants, extra-long sweaters, shirts and cardigans, slouchy coats and jackets that provide comfort and movement. Does not matter what you wear this season, the main thing it is large, and indeed much too big! Cold is not guaranteed this winter, because Down and quilted jackets celebrate the season 16/17 comeback, as well in XXL! The wide XXL pants, like Marlene-Pants and ankle-length culotte, do not leave us in autumn and winter.
10.) Color trends in autumn and winter 16/17
Last winter very strong colors were all the rage. Now the hottest trend pieces are an absolute must-have in soft and powdery tones.
On the catwalks for autumn / winter collections of the designer especially one color stood out: It was the color Violet. Anyone who dare the trend may like to wear from head to toe.
But probably the most trendy color shade this season is the combo of different shades of blackberry, blueberry and raspberry tones. Absolutely every item of clothing you can get hold of in the autumn and winter colors and should therefore have every fashionista in the closet.
I can say I´m defiantly ready to crab some pieces of the fashion trends Autumn/Winter season. The shopping tour is guaranteed for the next weekend.
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